|Sick but still adorable!|
We'll keep an eye on him tonight, but if he's no better or gets any worse I think we'll be off to the Doctor tomorrow. I hate it when Felix is sick. Like I've said before, we have been so lucky health wise with Felix. We know a lot of people who have children with Down Syndrome that have battled some serious health issues; some ongoing. We count our blessings every day. When Felix is sick, however, we get a lot more concerned about him than we did with our other kids because we know that he is much more prone to things going wrong than our 'regular' kids.
|Snuggling up to Daddy|
People with Down Syndrome often have a very high pain tolerance which can sometimes make judging whether or not your child is sick or in pain quite difficult to detect. I have heard many stories about children with Down Syndrome who are quite ill or have a serious injury before their parents even realise they need help. As parents of a child with Down Syndrome, we have to be much more 'tuned in' than we were with our other kids.
Personally, I think our kids are born tough because they have to fight to survive before they are even born. Most babies with Down Syndrome (who aren't terminated), will naturally miscarry because the woman's body will sense that something is 'not quite as it should be'. So really, how could you not see a baby born with Down Syndrome as a blessing and absolutely 'meant to be'. They have defied the odds before they even had a chance to take a breath. The very fact that they survived until birth is remarkable! I'm thankful every day that Felix beat the odds :)
|Asleep on Mummy|
I better stop writing now so I can enjoy this perfect little boy snuggled in my lap. If only I could ring a bell and have a maid come and finish cleaning the house and cook the kids some dinner. Hmmmmm.... do McDonalds home deliver?